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May 17, 2013

Election turnout shows nation can defeat terror: PM

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May 17, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has said fearless participation of the nation in the general elections has proved that it can defeat militancy and sectarianism in the spirit of the collective well-being of the people.
In his opening remarks while presiding over a meeting of the federal cabinet here on Thursday‚ the caretaker prime minister said holding of timely elections was a great victory for the people‚ democracy and the system. He thanked all the institutions that worked day and night to accomplish this difficult task despite adverse circumstances.
He also felicitated the nation for enthusiastic participation in the election process.He said it was really a remarkable event as the first-ever democratic transition of power was taking place in the country’s history.
The prime minister said it was the caretaker government’s conviction that in any case and circumstance, the elections were essential for the strengthening of the cause of democracy and development of the country.
He observed that the caretaker government took all constitutional and legal steps in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan and government agencies to ensure a peaceful election process.
Caretaker Prime Minister Khoso said the elections were held on time as per the promise made by the ECP and caretaker government.He said the next phase of democratic transition, which is the transfer of power to the newly-elected government in accordance with the Constitution and the will of the people of Pakistan, would be completed soon within the stipulated time.
He said he was thankful to the people for coming out in large numbers to exercise their right to vote.The cabinet appreciated the efforts of the ECP‚ law enforcement agencies‚ media and civil society for their role and cooperation to the caretaker government for achieving its objective of holding the general elections.